Situated in the Howrah district on Hooghly River Bank, Howrah is an administrative city in
West Bengal, India. With a population of about 1,077,075, and is the second or third-largest
city in West Bengal according to the 2011 census. It is associated with an average literacy
rate of approximately 83.31% and is tagged as the headquarters of the Howrah Sadar
subdivision. It acts as an excellent transportation hub majorly covered under Kolkata
Metropolitan Development Authority.
Kolkata comprises tagged as the cultural capital of India because of its customized architecture and infrastructural design, and idiosyncrasies. It is the seventh-most populous city and the third-largest urban economy of India.
With a good amount of precipitation in summers and little in winters, Howrah is characterized by a tropical, wet, and dry climate. The average temperature and average annual rainfalls are 26.3 degrees celsius and 1744 mm, respectively.
One can reach Howrah by:
Kolkata Airport, associated with domestic and international flights, is located at a distance of approximately 29.2 km from Howrah. It can be reached via Belghoria Expy in about 37 minutes.
Howrah Junction railway station, located at a distance of 12 km from Howrah, serving as a 2-railway zone terminal, connects various cities and districts like Bardhaman, Hooghly, West Midnapur, and East Midnapur. The passengers can reach it via Bankura-Beliator-Sonamukhi-Khandaghosh- Nischintapur Road/Mumbai-Kolkata Highway using public transport services like buses, vans, and auto-rickshaws.
With a road length of 300 km in total, Howrah is associated with a Grand Trunk Road Branch connecting towns and cities from Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden to Chandannagar. National Highways like NH 16 and NH 19 interlink various metropolitan cities through an extensive and well-developed road network equipped with transport facilities.
The closest branch is that of Kolkata and is located at a distance of 28 km from Howrah. The route via Bankura-Beliator-Sonamukhi-Khandaghosh- Nischintapur Road is favorable due to less traffic. However, it is associated with tolls and road closures.
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